Closing time at Gracy’s |

Closing time at Gracy’s

Donna GrayGlenwood Springs correspondentAspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS A longtime Aspen consignment shop’s foray into Glenwood Springs has proved unsuccessful. Gracy’s at Glenwood Meadows shopping center is closing after just 10 months in business, said owner Brad Carner.”We’re going to retreat back to our little world,” he said.With a $200,000 investment, the Carners’ plan to open an outlet in Glenwood for Aspen designer clothing stores to unload their end-of-season clothing at a discount didn’t pan out.”The reality is we just can’t make it,” he said.Carner said he and wife Karen plan to close the store in mid-June. “We didn’t have the traffic to support it.”The Carners brought designer clothing from such Aspen glitz stores as Boogies to the Glenwood store. A $200 jean jacket at Boogie’s carried a $49 tag, Carner said. But some people balked even at that price.Rent for the 4,000-square-foot space on Market Street occupied by Gracy’s runs about $300 a day. It’s the largest store in the Market Street section.Gracy’s space at the Meadows is already being eyed by prospective tenants, said Bill McKernon, vice president of leasing with Meadows developer Miller Weingarten Realty of Englewood.

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